Vice Principal Curriculum &
Quality

Salary: £90,000 per annum

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2024

Interview date: week commencing Monday 3 June 2024

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Introduction

Sandwell College is a successful and ever-growing, vibrant and dynamic place of learning set in the heart of the West Midlands. With strong financial stability and as the largest provider of 16-19 study programmes in the region delivering high-quality education and support, we are committed to meeting the diverse needs of our student body.

We are seeking an exceptional leader to join our team.

This pivotal role will involve strategic leadership of the college's curriculum enabling it to continue to meet the highest standards of excellence and relevance to today's job market.

If you have experience of developing curriculum, ensuring the highest quality of provision and/or can demonstrate experience of developing pivotal partnerships that have achieved growth opportunities and have enriched the learning experience, then we would like to hear from you.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this important appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our recruitment partner, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

 

About Us - Welcome

Dear candidate,

Vice Principal Curriculum & Quality

I am delighted that you are considering an application to Sandwell College to become one of our next Vice Principals.

The college is entering an exciting phase of its development and this role provides both exciting and transformational opportunities within our next chapter. Over the past years, Sandwell College has grown and flourished to become the largest and most successful college in the region.

We have a unique package of specialist and employer responsive courses leading to high-quality qualifications aimed at specific career skill sets from teaching to social care and high-level management. We are committed to inspiring each and every school leaver and adult learner to fulfil their ambitions and to ensuring they are supported throughout their journey.

As an anchor institution in the areas we serve, we also recognise our duty to play a key role in developing the economic prosperity of the region by working in collaboration with employers and wider stakeholders to ensure that we offer the highest standard of education and skills training to enable students to take advantage of, and secure, employment opportunities.

Diversity is our strength and we’re proud to have over 90 languages spoken at our college. Our results are significantly above national average and our state-of-the-art facilities are purpose built to offer our students industry-standard learning environments. I am also extremely proud of the health and wellbeing support services we offer, ensuring that every student has access to the guidance they need within a safe and nurturing environment. We are ambitious for our students and have a further, significant investment programme planned that will deliver more state-of-the-art facilities. These plans have included the very recent launch of a brand new Science, Technology & Advanced Engineering Centre and we continue to move forward with a sector-leading partnership with the NHS and local universities to create a learning campus dedicated to training the health professionals of the future.

This leadership role is critical in taking forward our successful college and continuing to deliver on our strategic priorities. It is a pivotal appointment important to ensuring that Sandwell College continues to be the leading provider of further education and skills in the region.

Our leadership team and staff are passionate in their relentless efforts to ensure that no student is left behind, that aspirations are raised and any barriers to learning are overcome.

This is an important appointment and to help us to find the right person, we have retained the support of FE Associates. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

This is a challenging and exciting role and I look forward to receiving interest from those who have the talent, drive and energy to take us forward.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Pennington
Principal & Chief Executive

How to Apply

If you have the very special qualities and the passion to make a real a difference to the future of our students and business, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the registration form below to access the candidate information pack, application form and the equality and diversity form.

NB:  Please ensure you complete all fields and click on both the Terms and Conditions check box as well as the Consent check box to enable access to the documents.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk to discuss the role before the closing date.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2024

Interview date: week commencing Monday 3 June 2024

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    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Jo Johnston, you must email your application to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

    Please read the 'Submitting Your Application' Section in the Candidate Information Pack for full instructions on how to submit your application.

    Your application must include the following 2 documents:

    1. A fully completed Application Form (located above). Please do not include your CV as part of, or substitute for, the application form.
    2. The Equality and Diversity Form (located above).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2024

    Interview date: week commencing Monday 3 June 2024